A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I won't tell you what the spoilers are, but this movie makes you think about the ethical dilemmas advanced climbers face. Especially above the "Vertical Limit" where your own life is pretty much dying above that limit as you approach the summit.
In an article by The Guardian entitled "Mount Everest: the ethical dilemma facing climbers" the author discussed whether climbers should stop to help casualties.
Also, check out article in BBC News "The ethics of climbing Everest" in 2006.
Another interesting article May 1 2015, especially considering recent Avalanches in Nepal. "Mount Everest climbers in dilemma as climbing season draws closer in Nepal"
So you should ask yourself would you do what Vaughan did with the medical kit?
If you family member were trapped on top of K2 or Mount Everest, would you go rescue them?
If you were at base camp what would be your motivations to climb to the top to rescue someone?
And if you were a AF Pararescueman, would you not absolutely love this movie? Hoorah!
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